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"Mad Men" Tea Leaves (2012)

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Original Air Date:
1 April 2012 (Season 5, Episode 3)
Betty discovers that she has a tumor, Peggy interviews an obnoxious young copywriter for a job, the firm tries to get the Mohawk Airlines account back, and Don and Harry try to court The Rolling Stones to record a commercial. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Jon Hamm 
Writing credits
Matthew Weiner (created by)

Erin Levy (written by) and
Matthew Weiner (written by)

Produced by
Chris Black .... co-executive producer
Semi Chellas .... co-producer
Michele Greco .... co-producer
Jon Hamm .... producer
Scott Hornbacher .... executive producer
Nina Jack .... co-producer
André Jacquemetton .... executive producer (as Andre Jacquemetton)
Maria Jacquemetton .... executive producer
Janet Leahy .... consulting producer
Bob Levenson .... co-producer
Victor Levin .... co-executive producer
Erin Levy .... co-producer
Blake McCormick .... producer
Marcy Patterson .... co-producer
Frank Pierson .... consulting producer
Michael Saltzman .... consulting producer
Nathaniel Smith .... associate producer
Matthew Weiner .... executive producer
Josh Weltman .... co-producer
Original Music by
David Carbonara 
Cinematography by
Chris Manley  (as Christopher Manley)
Film Editing by
Tom Wilson 
Casting by
Carrie Audino 
Laura Schiff 
Production Design by
Dan Bishop 
Art Direction by
Christopher Brown  (as Christopher L. Brown)
Set Decoration by
Claudette Didul 
Costume Design by
Janie Bryant 
Makeup Department
Ken Culver .... prosthetics fabrication
David Danon .... hair stylist
Erin Draney .... lead prosthetic painter
Lana Grossman .... makeup department head (as Lana Horochowski)
Glenn Hetrick .... prosthetic makeup effects: Optic Nerve Studios
Ken Niederbaumer .... makeup artist
Brad Palmer .... fabrication mold supervisor
Ron Pipes .... key makeup artist (as Ron 'Ronnie' Pipes)
Theraesa Rivers .... key hair stylist
Maria Sandoval .... head crowd hair stylist
Miles Teves .... lead prosthetic sculptor
Terrie Velazquez Owen .... hair department head (as Terrie Owen)
Kymber Blake .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Kelly Golden .... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
Production Management
Michele Greco .... unit production manager
Leslie Jacobowitz .... post production executive (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Erik J. Carpenter .... second second assistant director
Hillary Cohen .... dga trainee
Nina Jack .... first assistant director
Lisa Meier .... second assistant director
Art Department
James Bolenbaugh .... art department production assistant
Camille M. Bratkowski .... lead set designer (as Camille Bratkowski)
Sean Clark .... assistant props
Rhonda DeMarc-Elliott .... set decoration buyer
Eric Dennis .... assistant property master
Mindy Frank .... buyer
Ellen Freund .... property master
Greggonio Galicia .... tool man
Corey Gomez .... set dresser
Kama Hayes .... art department coordinator
Bart C. Hubenthal .... on-set dresser (as Bart Hubenthal)
Sean Lyons .... paint foreman
Jefferson Murff .... leadman
Lars Petersen .... construction coordinator
Hugh Pritchard .... set dresser
Charles Randolph .... set dresser
Evan Regester .... graphic designer
Rosendo L. Rivas III .... labor foreman (as Rosendo Rivas)
Jonathan Robertson .... lead carpenter
David Saltzman .... assistant property master
Erik Soderstrom .... set dresser
Shanna Starzyk .... assistant art director
John L. Sullivan .... prop maker foreman (as John Sullivan)
Helga Tjia .... set decoration production assistant
Steven C. Voll .... general foreman (as Steven Voll)
John Youngblood .... assistant property master (as Johnny Youngblood)
Wendy Jerde .... scenic painter (uncredited)
Melissa McSorley .... prop food stylist (uncredited)
Craig Zumbroegel .... propmaker (uncredited)
Sound Department
Peter Bentley .... sound mixer
Jed M. Dodge .... adr editor (as Jed Dodge)
Jason George .... supervising sound editor
Bud Raymond .... second boom operator
Geoffrey G. Rubay .... supervising sound editor
Christopher Sposa .... boom operator (as Chris Sposa)
Alec St. John .... re-recording mixer
Ken Teaney .... re-recording mixer
Edmond J. Coblentz Jr. .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Christopher Landers .... additional sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Monique Reymond .... foley artist (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Thomas L. Bellissimo .... special effects supervisor (as T. 'Brooklyn' Bellissimo)
Visual Effects by
Jason Wilson .... visual effects artist
Colin Feist .... lead compositor (uncredited)
Doug Ludwig .... visual effects supervisor (uncredited)
Niki Marmo .... visual effects coordinator (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Michael Ambrose .... gaffer
Daniel Cotroneo .... electrician
Jeff W. Curtis .... dolly grip: "b" camera (as Jeff Curtis)
Don Devine .... camera operator: "a" camera
Mark Dimitrov .... grip
Shawn Duchscherer .... electrician
Larry Edwards .... key rigging grip (as Larry D. Edwards Jr.)
Louie Escobar .... grip
Greg Etheredge .... electrician
Anna Ferrarie .... loader
Lisa Guerriero .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Paul Howard .... rigging gaffer
Annika Iltis .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Juan Pablo Jara .... camera production assistant (as Pablo Jara)
Timothy James Kane .... first assistant camera: "b" camera (as Timothy Kane)
Eugene B. Kerry .... grip (as Eugene Kerry)
Jim Leidholdt .... dolly grip: "a" camera
Colin Mayo .... dimmer board operator
Pat O'Mara .... key grip
Jerry Pondella .... electrician
Greg Reyher .... best boy electric
Nicholas Rini .... grip
Jan Ruona .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
David Sammons .... camera operator: "b" camera
Anthony Tellez .... best boy grip
Michael Yarish .... still photographer (as Mike Yarish)
Christopher Tamuty .... lighting technician (uncredited)
Animation Department
Jeremy Cox .... animator: opening titles (uncredited)
Casting Department
Beth Bowling .... original casting
Kendra Shay Clark .... casting associate
Leslie Hikida .... background casting: Central Casting
Kim Miscia .... original casting
Elana Staehli .... background casting: Central Casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Lori Angelo .... set costumer
Joanna Elizabeth Bradley .... tailor (as Joanna Bradley)
Kalen Dawson .... set costumer
Le Dawson .... costume supervisor
Gilbert S. Hernandez .... set costumer (as Gilbert Hernandez)
Jennifer Ireland .... key costumer (as Jen Ireland)
Phoenix Mellow .... costume production assistant
Lorie Young Stone .... set costumer (as Lorie Shew)
Tiffany White Stanton .... assistant costume designer (as Tiffany White)
Jessica Dalager .... set costumer (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Howard Alexander .... post-production coordinator (as Howard J. Alexander)
Michelle Fellner .... assistant editor
Dennis Mackelburg .... colorist: dailies
Tim Vincent .... final colorist
Jenny Lynn Wood .... post-production production assistant
Paul Amadeus Kim .... non-linear digital assistant (uncredited)
Location Management
Allison Cox .... key assistant location manager
Kevin Danchisko .... key assistant location manager
Tristan Daoussis .... key assistant location manager
R. Scott Poole .... location manager (as Scott Poole)
Music Department
Jennifer Barak .... music editor (as Jenny Barak)
James T. Hill .... music scoring mixer
Matt Lilley .... music clearance
Alexandra Patsavas .... music supervisor
Sarah Lynch .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Karen Sidlow .... music contract administration (uncredited)
Geoff Stradling .... supervising orchestrator (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Moore Brian .... transportation coordinator (as Brian Moore)
Robert aaron Brown .... driver (as Rob Brown)
Matt Dolan .... driver
Gary Ferraro .... driver
Spencer Foster Jr. .... transportation captain
Spencer Foster .... driver
Jay Galloway .... driver
Troy Gould .... transportation co-captain
Dick Huffine .... driver
David Joseph .... driver (as Dave Joseph)
Boris Tomov .... driver
Other crew
Andrew Benz .... set production assistant
Heather Jeng Bladt .... assistant: Matthew Weiner
Linda Brettler .... advisor
Gregory Cahill .... production coordinator (as Greg Cahill)
Carissa Caryotakis .... office production assistant
Michael M. Chang .... assistant to producers
Orlando Chongo .... craft server
Mike Cook .... chef
Lance Crabtree .... accounting clerk
Nicole DeStefano .... first assistant accountant
Coleman Gladis .... production secretary
Kristin Johnsen .... payroll accountant
Brett Johnson .... story editor
Denise Karey .... script supervisor
Kathryn Allison Mann .... head of research
Robin E. Michels .... medic (as Robin Michels)
David O'Dell .... medic
Lisa Owad .... assistant production coordinator
Evan Price .... script coordinator
Delaney Ross .... set production assistant
Amy Roy .... assistant to producers
Laura Sevier .... clearance
Spencer Taylor .... set production assistant
Chris Thrasher .... office production assistant
Timothy Tucker .... production accountant (as Tim Tucker)
Michael Zakian .... second assistant accountant
Christopher Arcache .... production assistant (uncredited)
Barbara Biddle .... broadcast producer (uncredited)
Stephanie Coats .... stand in for January Jones (uncredited)
Jeremy Cox .... designer: opening titles (uncredited)
Russ Campbell .... special thanks: Old Focals
Crew believed to be complete

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48 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Toward the end of this episode, Ginsberg goes home and sees his father, who insists on saying something to him in Hebrew. What he is saying is one of the primary prayers of Judaism, the Priestly Blessing, which is often offered from parents to children at momentous life occasions (like a Bar Mitzvah) or from a rabbi to a congregation from the bimah (pulpit). The Hebrew words ("Yevarechacha Ad-nai v'yishmarecha...") translate to: "May the Lord bless you and keep you; May the Lord make his face to shine upon you, and be gracious to you; May the Lord lift up his countenance onto you, and give you peace." This is a passage from Numbers 6:24-26. This prayer also has a mid-1960s pop-culture connection: the prayer sometimes has an accompanying hand gesture, and it was that gesture that a very young Leonard Nimoy saw in his childhood synagogue and years later adopted as the "Vulcan salute" on "Star Trek." Later in the fifth season of "Mad Men," Kinsey tries to write a spec script for "Star Trek."See more »
Don Draper:Your plate is full and frankly Mohawk is going to insist on a regular copy writer.
Roger Sterling:Someone with a penis.
Peggy Olson:I'll work on that...
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Movie Connections:
References The Sound of Music (1965)See more »
A Beautiful MineSee more »


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8 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Fantastic!, 1 April 2012
Author: Red_Identity from United States

What can I say? Mad Men is at it again. In this episode, we finally get a look at Betty. No wonder the commercials never showed new footage with her. It seems like the writers are trying something new with her. January Jones was pretty fantastic here, and for all of the hate that she and her character get, she still remains one of the most interesting characters. Talking about interesting characters, there's a new one here! A new copyright employee at Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce, one who seems like a fresh addition to the cast. Also, we keep dwelling on the relationship between Roger and Pete, and so far it's been fascinating to watch. Overall, fantastic episode and very much looking forward to the season as a whole.

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